Summary: The design of the product is excellent. It's weight and feel gives it a premium feel. I have the i7 fHD screen with the 32gb mSata SSD. I personally wouldn't buy his laptop if it didn't have these features. It would seem somewhat less premium.
Summary: Very weak Wi-Fi signal using Dell and Intel drivers. Wi-Fi was jumping from one bar to 5 bars constantly. USB 3.0 hard-drive was disconnecting when copying several GB of data. Black dot on the touch screen, but I could see from the side that it wasn't on the LCD itself. Auto-dimming wouldn't get disabled from power settings. Went and got Inspiron 14 5000, which works great and has none of those issues!
Summary: Having migrated from a high-end i3 a few years old I was expecting great things. Has the Inspiron delivered? Well...almost. The laptop screams for a main solid state drive, although both the extremely fast solid state boot and impressive, quiet and thin 500GB SATA drive go some way to compensating for this. Touch screen works very well indeed- use it all the time, although fingerprint smudges abound. Windows 8.1 is a perfect operating system for touchscreen.